Autumn Breeden is an experienced litigation attorney with a successful federal court motions and appellate briefing practice. She has successfully had expert witnesses excluded by crafting effective Daubert motions and had clients dismissed from lawsuits early resulting in savings on defense costs. Autumn adroitly handles the complexities and technical issues often involved in multi-defendant high-risk cases pending in some of the United States’ most dangerous judicial jurisdictions, such as Louisiana, by adeptly analyzing the circumstances of each case, identifying the linchpin issue, and crafting litigation plans and defenses to efficiently resolve the key issues in the case. Her steadfast demeanor, determination, strong work ethic, and out-of-the-box thinking are invaluable to the Maron Marvel team and its clients.
In addition to motion practice, Autumn represents major corporations, manufacturers, and insureds in all aspects of litigation including: discovery, depositions, settlement discussions and mediations, trial preparation, and any resulting appeals. Autumn defends cases asserting mass and toxic tort exposure such as asbestos and talc, and also defends insurers and self-insureds in general liability matters involving commercial trucking and transportation accidents, professional liability claims, and construction defects and accidents.
Before joining Maron Marvel, Autumn was a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Michael P. Mills of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi and practiced in insurance defense for several years.
In her free time, Autumn is committed to volunteerism. She does pro bono work for the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project, where she represents members of underrepresented populations seeking to have their criminal convictions expunged. Autumn is also a lifelong volunteer of Sigma Kappa Sorority and currently serves as a Risk Management Coordinator. In this role, she oversees the collegiate chapters in seven states to ensure compliance with national policies and the governing insurance policies. She also is responsible for investigation and resolution of risk and bias incidents which occur on collegiate campuses. Additionally, Autumn supports officers and chapter advisors in crisis management with individual members and chapter-wide incidents, and in the sorority’s internal peer-led judicial process to resolve conflict and conduct issues.
While in law school, Autumn was executive notes and comments editor for Mississippi Law Journal and was the student editor-in-chief for the Sea Grant Law and Policy Journal.
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Federal Courts of Mississippi
Federal Courts of Louisiana
- Selected to the 2022-2023 Leadership Mississippi Bar Class
- Society for Human Resource Management
- Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division Law School Relations Committee
- Jackson Young Lawyers
University of Mississippi School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2017)
Clemson University (B.S., cum laude, 2013)